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Identifying different coat types

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Morning 😁

so I am currently undergoing my city and guilds level 2 dog grooming course.

I have been set aside a homework task

I have a huge list of dogs infront of me and I have to identify their coat type using one of the following :
Double coat
Silky
Smooth
Wire
Wool
Corded
Mixed (combination coat)

my heads about to explode.
I am seriously confused when it comes to double coats ?
Almost every dog I have googled has said their coat is double
Example :: Mastiff
It says that it has a short DOUBLE COAT combined with a WIRE top coat and WOOL undercoat?
example: Great schnauzer
Says it has a DOUBLE COAT on google with a WIRE texture but my grooming tutor went through a small list on my last session and had me fill that box with WIRE COAT?

so
A) how do I correctly identify the difference?
B) understand if I am writing about the texture of the guard hairs or the double coat as a whole ?
I am very confused?
Any help would be hugely appreciated ❤
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If it’s a course, they should either be teaching you, or you should be memorizing them.
Double coat just means that it has an undercoat. There are lots of short coated breeds that also have undercoats, along with a lot of long haired and wire haired breeds. Usually, descriptors like wire, smooth, coarse, etc. refer to the outer coat.
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